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Memento launches new money pooling service in their mobile wallet solution

Memento, together with Islandsbanki, just deployed a new service allowing anyone to raise money together (or as Icelanders say it: leggja í púkk) with a group of friends, co-workers, fellow students or the whole community. The service has now been added as a new feature in the digital wallet app Kass.

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Icelandic biotech innovation invited to India

Two Icelandic companies have been invited to participate at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) to be held in Hyderabad, India, next week. The companies are Platome Biotechnology, represented by its CEO Sandra Mjöll Jónsdóttir-Buch, and Kerecis, represented by its CEO Guðmundur Fertram Sigurjónsson

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New startup career fair to help Nordic startups attract international talent

The following is a guest post from our friends at Founders House.

The Nordic startups need talent. Everything from highly experienced CMOs to that kickass intern that help you set up a new lead generation cycle. The best candidates we see are often referred by personal network such as the early international employees, previous colleagues with startup experience, and don’t underestimate the expats and spouses.

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OZ Sports among seven companies to participate in first Nordic Scalers program

OZ Sports – previously known simply as Oz – is one of the seven companies chosen to participate in the first edition of Nordic Scalers. Nordic Scalers is a six month scaling program that connects chosen startups to mentors to help them scale in the US. Icelandic Startups is the local partner for Nordic Scalers.

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Atmonia wins annual business plan competition Gulleggið

Atmonia is the winner of Gulleggið fall 2017, a business plan competition run by Icelandic Startups.  Jón Atli Benediktsson, Rector of the University of Iceland opened the ceremony in University of Iceland on Saturday where the results were announced.

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With Airdate, Overcast Software is simplifying ad planning

Overcast Software recently announced it signed a major contract with a leading Scandinavian digital agency, SMFB Engine. SMFB Engine will implement Overcast’s ad planning solution, Airdate.

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Genki Instruments opens for pre-orders on the Wave, their first product

Genki Instruments, a hardware startup focused on the products that merge technology and music, just opened up pre-orders for its first product, Wave.

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Getlocal adds local advice for global travelers

Getlocal, an Icelandic startup in travel tech, just launched a new service today where the goal is to help travelers get local advice from people with similar tastes and interests that they can trust.

The company was founded by a group of investors and industry veterans including Einar Þór Gústafsson, former VP of Product Management at Meniga and Bokun.

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The winners of the Nordic Startup Awards – Iceland

Today, the winners of the Icelandic finale of the Nordic Startup Awards were announced. “The winners were selected by a panel of judges, each with proven experience and skill in recognising the potential of a startup. These choices were based upon the nominee’s quality and impact within their industry or field,” a statement explains. The event was hosted by Innovation Center Iceland.

Each of these winners will be moving on to compete in the Nordic region’s Grand Finale, which is being held October 18th in Stockholm.

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CCP launches fourth VR installment with Sparc

CCP announced today the launch of Sparc, its fourth VR game. The company, which raised $30m to boost their VR development efforts, has previously released Gunjack, Gunjack 2, and Eve: Valkyrie. Sparc is the first game launched by CCP that’s not part of the EVE universe.

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